Uzen-Atyrau-Samara (UAS) Pipeline
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Uzen-Atyrau-Samara (UAS) Pipeline is an oil pipeline in the Russia and Central Asia. The UAS pipeline provides transportation of crude oil to Atyrau and Samara refineries, as well as railway loading points.
The pipeline originates at the Uzen field, Kazakhstan, and terminates at the Caspian port of Atyrau, Kazakhstan, to Samara, Russia.
- Operator: KazMunaiGas (Kazakhstan), Transneft (Russia)
- Current capacity: 500,000 barrels per day
- Length: 1,500 kilometers / 932 miles
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1971 (upgraded 2009)
The UAS pipeline, commissioned in 1971, provided the first major export route for Kazakhstan. It consists of two sections: the Uzen Atyrau pipeline, which originates at the Uzen field in southwest Kazakhstan and transverses 702 km north to the Atyrau port at the Caspian Sea, and the Atyrau-Samara pipeline.
The UAS pipeline was upgraded in 2009.
In July 2004, damage to the UAS pipeline at approximately the 283-km marker resulted in a spill of 2,500 to 3,000 tonnes of crude oil in the Mangistau region.
Articles and resources
- Uzen-Atyrau-Samara (UAS) Pipeline, Wood MacKenzie, accessed September 2017
- Uzen-Atyrau-Samara Oil Pipeline, Institute of Oil Transportation, accessed October 2017
- Pipeline In Kazakhstan Spills Over 2,500 Tonnes Of Oil, Petro Energy Information Network, 10 Jul. 2004